Florida Hospital Co. Sued Over Scheme To Sell Patient Info

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Hospital owner Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Inc. was slammed Tuesday by a class action in Florida federal court alleging it violated patients' privacy rights by failing to prevent emergency room workers from selling access to the health care organization's medical records database.

Former hospital patient Richard Faircloth's suit accused Adventist, which operates as Florida Hospital in 22 locations throughout the state, of violating its implied agreement with patients to protect their sensitive information and not implementing procedures mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of...
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